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, in fact, challenged congress and the white house to act, and the nra remains silent. surrounded by victims' families, michael bloomberg said enough talk, it's time to act. >> congress has to come up with something that stops this carnage, no matter what the political ramifications are. >> reporter: long an advocate for stricter gun regulation, bloomberg is pushing congress to close gun show loopholes and demand background checks of anyone who buys a gun. he wants a new assault weapons ban to replace the one that expired in 2004 and a ban on high-capacity ammo clips. and he's promising to use his own vast personal wealth to take on the gun lobby if necessary. the numbers are striking. 8,500 people die each year in gun violence. just since columbine, nearly 14 years ago, more than 30 mass murders involving guns. the list is chilling. >> shame on the nra. >> reporter: today, as protesters gathered outside its offices in washington, the nra again declined to comment on the debate, but there were signs the sandy hook massacre has eroded some of the nr a's influence on capitol hill. >> as your s
action. >> today centrist democrats with a ratings by the nra said for the first time they are open to new gun laws. warner tweeted this was a game changer. manson seemed to agree. >> the one area of possible agreement is diane fine stein is reintroducing a ban on assault weapons. that's something the president does support. the president and vice president met with cabinet secretaries to start discussing what regulation they may come up with. >> ed, thank you in the north lawn. >> violence is forcing educators to confront what can dthey do i if anything to make schools safer and more secure. >> at this time we are going to have a moment of silence. >> at district heights elementary in maryland southeast of the capitol first graders received new lessons in life and the loss of it. >> part of the moment of silence you think about how we can continue to care for each other. >> across america local police touched base with school security officers procedures for safety drills were dusted off and revisited. >> we are sitting down at the table now to come up with different ways to keep i
restrictions yet. the nra, which traditionally has the power to hurt democrats in red straigates who support gun control, has been notably silent. after shooting spree in the movie theater in colorado, several lawmakers from red states told me they definitely feel the nra's clout still here on capitol hill, and just being, wolf, in senator feinstein's front office for five minutes, i could see the phones ringing off the hook about her call to revive or reinstate the assault weapons ban. at least make that the first piece of legislation in the new congress but it is very interesting it's not just the nra keeping mum right now, republican senators, most of them who we've talked to, are declining interview requests. they just don't want to talk about it quite yet. >> we'll see what happens down the road. dana, thank you. >>> this unimaginable tragedy. adults are desperately struggling to comprehend, so how do you possibly begin to talk about this with your children? our own dr. sanjay gupta, he's getting some new information for us. he'll be joining us shortly. fr. ♪ ...could end with adding
instructions on how to shoot a .22 rifle from an n.r.a. trained supervisor at my camp, at summer camp. and i wasn't a bad shot. i won a couple of those merit badges for marksman and sharpshooter. and a few years ago, i had the ability to visit with my colleague -- our colleague, ben nelson. he took me out pheasant hunting. i really enjoyed the experience. so we have to acknowledge that guns are a way of life and that the second amendment has a rightful place in the constitution. that you cannot interpret the first, third, fourth, fifth, sixth amendments broadly as possible and say the second amendment should be seen through the pinhole of militias, it only affects militias. that's only fair. but then we have to have our colleagues on the other side acknowledge that, yes, there's a second amendment right. and, by the way, the heller decision now makes that the law of the land so i hope our folks who are progun realize that no one's going to take their guns away. before the heller decision, you know, there was a view, every bit of gun control is a way to eventually confiscate the hunting rifle
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